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Ambiguous
Unclear or doubtful in meaning
Apathy
Lack of caring, indifference
Benevolent
generous, charitable
Disdain
view with scorn or contempt
Discerning
mentally quick and observant
Depravity
Extreme corruption, wickedness
Redundant
Exceeding what is necessary, repetitous, wordy
Insipid
lacking in flavor; dull
Preclude
Make impossible, prevent
Nullify
To make invalid
Censure
Blame, criticize
Morose
sullen, gloomy
Laconic
Brief, to the point
Implicit
Understood but not stated
Hackneyed
commonplace, not original
Gregarious
sociable
Piety
religious devotion, Godliness
Extol
Praise, glorify
Flagrant
conspicuously wicked, blatant
Emaciated
thin and wasted
Banal
Commonplace, lacking originality
Hedonist
Ones who believes pleasure is the sole aim in life
Florid
reddish, flowery
Eclectic
made up of elements from different sources
Desiccate
To dry up
Deliniate
portray, present
Daunt
Intimidate, frighten
Credulity
Belief on little evidence, gullibility
Conciliatory
Soothing, reconciling
Arbitrary
Determined by impulse or whim, tyrranical
Ambivalence
The state of having conflicting emotional attitudes
Acquiesce
Agree without protesting
Virulent
Extremely poisonous, violent, hostile
Venerate
Revere, worship
Torpor
Sluggishness, inactivity
Sychophant
Servile flatterer, yes-man
Stagnant
Motionless, stale, dull
Savory
Tasty, pleasing, attractive
Sanction
Approve, authorize
Refute
Disprove, prove wrong
hypocritical
expressing feelings contradictory to own virtues
implication
something hinted or suggested
instigate
provoke, urge, start
meticulous
excessively careful, painstaking, ALISON
mundane
ordinary, worldly as opposed to spiritual
Altruistic
unselfishly generous, concerned for others
censorious
critical
condone
overlook, excuse, give tacit approval
discrepancy
lack of consistency, difference
disparage
belittle
Efface
erase, rub out
enigma
puzzle, mystery
exacerbate
worsen, embitter
fanaticism
extreme devotion to a belief or cause; excessive zeal
immutable
unchangable
infamous
notorious
laud
praise
mitigate
calm
perfunctory
not thorough
anarchist
person who seeks to overturn the established government
indict
charge; accuse of a crime
adulation
flattery; admiration
blighted
suffering from disease; destroyed
coercion
use of force to get somebody to obey
guile
deceit; cunning
impecunious
without money
insuperable
insurmountable; unbeatable
lethargic
drowsy;sluggish
notoriety
ill fame; disrepute
obdurate
stubborn
beguile
to mislead or delude
deprecate
express disapproval of; protest against
placate
to appease; to pacify
quandary
dilemma; situation requiring a choice between two evenly balanced alt
reticence
silence; reluctance to talk
spurious
false; counterfeit
terse
brief; abrupt; concise
adversary
opponent
affirmation
positive declaration; confirmation
concise
brief and compact